Missing…Kim hanging his head after ‘strikeout call’, hitting streak ends at 16 games, 4-for-4 silence

Missing…Kim hanging his head after ‘strikeout call’, hitting streak ends at 16 games, 4-for-4 silence

Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres) had his hitting streak snapped at 16 games. His bid to become the only Korean major leaguer to lead the league in hits came up short.온라인카지노

Kim went 0-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout as the Padres batted first and second against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, on 13 March (KST).

San Diego’s batting order was Ha-Sung Kim (second base), Fernando Tatis Jr. (designated hitter), Juan Soto (left field), Manny Machado (third base), Zander Bogaerts (shortstop), Jake Cronenweth (first base), Luis Camposano (catcher), Jose Asocar (right field), and Trent Grisham (centre field). The starting pitcher was Rich Hill.

Zach Gallon started for Arizona and the lineup was Ketel Marte (second base)-Corbin Carroll (centre field)-Tommy Pham (left field)-Christian Walker (first base)-Lueredes Gurriel Jr. (designated hitter)-Buddy Kennedy (third base)-Jake McCarthy (right field)-Nick Ahmed (shortstop)-Carson Kelly (catcher).

Ha-Sung Kim gameday graphic, six pitches out of the strike zone./MLB.com gameday capture

Kim struck out looking in his first at-bat in the first inning. He expressed frustration with the strike zone. On a 2B2S pitch, Gallon’s six-pitch fastball was in the zone. Kim thought it was a ball, but it was called a strike. According to the gameday graphic on MLB.com, Major League Baseball’s official website, the sixth pitch was outside the strike zone. Rather, the first pitch straddled the borderline. However, two calls were different.

In the bottom of the first inning, Arizona scored first. With the bases loaded, Carroll hit an infield single. Pham followed with a single and easily scored on a wild pitch. Walker followed with an infield single to put runners on first and second. But Gurriel struck out and Kennedy grounded out to end the threat.

Tommy Pham/Getty Images Korea

Kim Ha-seong stepped up to the plate for the second time in the third inning with the bases loaded, but he flied out to centre field. In his third at-bat in the top of the fifth, he took an 81.2 mph (130 km/h) knuckle curveball from Gallon, but was thwarted by Kennedy’s throw to third base.

Arizona added a run in the bottom of the third. Marte singled to left field, Carroll grounded out, and Pham followed with a double. Walker came to the plate next and crushed Hill’s 85.8 mph (138 km/h) cutter over the right field fence.

Christian Walker./Getty Images Korea

Kim came to bat for the fourth time in the top of the eighth. He battled Kevin Zinke for nine pitches. He hit a low, 86.5 mph (139 km/h) slider, but it went in front of Kennedy at third base and was retired on a grounder to third. San Diego didn’t score a run until the ninth inning, falling to Arizona 0-3.

Kim Ha-seong./Getty Images Korea

The previous day (12), Kim went 2-for-5 with a double, extending his hitting streak to 16 games. He is tied with Choo Shin-soo (SSG Landers) for the longest hitting streak by a Korean major leaguer with the Cincinnati Reds in 2010. However, his silence in this game prevented him from moving into sole possession of first place. His streak also ended at 19 games.

San Diego starter Hill, making his second start since being acquired in a trade, took the loss for the second straight game after allowing three runs (three earned) on seven hits (one home run) with one walk and four strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings. Arizona’s Gallon pitched six scoreless innings, allowing four hits, one walk and striking out eight to snap his team’s nine-game losing streak.

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